Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Schuylkill County Commissioners Set to Change Public Commenting Policy During Public Meetings

A vote on Wednesday could change the way the public commenting is done during the Schuylkill County Commissioners' meetings at the courthouse.

During the pandemic, the Schuylkill County Commissioners altered the way their meetings were conducted by making them available online via Zoom.  Initially, during the height of it all, the public was kept out of the courthouse and would make their comments made during public meetings through Zoom.

The Commissioners' felt there was a problem with how this was being done and amended that policy to have comments submitted by email a day ahead, then President of the Board, Commissioner Baron Hetherington would read those comments.

Now that policy is set to change again.  On Wednesday's agenda, the three Commissioners will vote to do away with the submissions of comments through email.  In order to make any comments during the work session or regular meeting agenda items or anything at all, you will be required to be at the meeting in person.

A second point to the change in policy is there will only be one portion of the meeting to comment.  In most public meetings, there is a time to comment on agenda items, and a second portion to make comments on any subject.

The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Commissioners Board Room at the Courthouse at 10:00am Wednesday.

Link to Wednesday's meeting agenda